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Montana Glacier National Park Hiking Adventure

Majestic Rocky Mountains & Scenic Lodges

 

Glacier National Park - along with its Canadian sister park, Waterton Lakes National Park - offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on Earth. Chiseled valleys are blanketed with wildflowers while bottomless lakes mirror soaring peaks. Rolling grasslands stretch to the horizon and a wealth of wildlife, including bighorn sheep and black bears, call these mountains home. Explore some of the parks' most scenic trails, revel in endless vistas, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the American West at characterful lodges.

  • Delight in the magnificent scenery of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

  • Learn from knowledgeable naturalist guides as they bring the Rocky Mountains' impressive geological history to life

  • Hike alpine trails amid vibrant wildflowers and raft the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

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Arrive:

Kalispell, Montana

Depart:

Kalispell, Montana

Price: from $4,495

Duration:

7 Days

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Group Size:

8-12 Guests

Min Age:

14 yrs

Activity:

Level 3

Moderate to difficult hiking on some high-altitude mountain terrain up to 8,000 feet for 5-8 hours, 6-9 miles per day. There is a mix of undulating terrain with some steep, rocky sections and a 2,500-feet maximum elevation gain.
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  • Arrive in Kalispell, Montana

    Day 1

    Meet your guide at Kalispell airport in time for a group transfer to your hotel. Gather with your guide and fellow adventurers this evening for a welcome orientation and dinner.

    Accommodation: Cedar Creek Lodge

    Located in Columbia Falls near the western edge of Glacier National Park, Cedar Creek Lodge infuses the spirit and character of the American West with contemporary style and sophistication. This modern mountain lodge features a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, and convenient amenities including a hot breakfast buffet.

    Transportation: 15-minute airport transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Hike West Glacier & Raft the Flathead River

    Day 2

    Embark on your first Glacier hike this morning, soaking in the spectacular scenery on a 4-6 mile hike with moderate elevation gain. This afternoon you will experience Glacier National Park's wild and scenic border river while whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, featuring nine sets of rapids. Along the way you will also learn more about the neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness complex, the flora and fauna of the area, and the river ecology.

    Accommodation: Cedar Creek Lodge

    Located in Columbia Falls near the western edge of Glacier National Park, Cedar Creek Lodge infuses the spirit and character of the American West with contemporary style and sophistication. This modern mountain lodge features a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, and convenient amenities including a hot breakfast buffet.

    Activity: 4-6 miles hiking with 800' elevation gain/3 hours rafting Class I-III rapids

    Transportation: Two 45-minute private van transfers

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Many Glacier Hike & Lake Cruise

    Day 3

    Spend the day immersed in the beauty of the iconic Many Glacier valley, often referred to as the 'Switzerland of North America.' Soak in the alpine scenery while cruising aboard a wooden boat along Lake Josephine. Then trek to Grinnell Glacier, one of the most spectacular hikes in the park. You will be rewarded with views of glacial lakes and crystalline cascading waterfalls with stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks. At the trail's end, enjoy the view of massive Grinnell Glacier and the milky turquoise Grinnell Lake, which is formed from the glacier's melt, along with two smaller glaciers above Grinnell: Salamander and Gem.

    Accommodation: Cedar Creek Lodge

    Located in Columbia Falls near the western edge of Glacier National Park, Cedar Creek Lodge infuses the spirit and character of the American West with contemporary style and sophistication. This modern mountain lodge features a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, and convenient amenities including a hot breakfast buffet.

    Activity: 5-7 hours/8.9 miles hiking with 1,600' elevation gain

    Transportation: 1.5-hour private van transfer each way, shared boat cruise

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Two Medicine Valley & Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    Day 4

    Depart early to explore Two Medicine Valley, which is located along the southeastern edge of the park and shared with the neighboring Blackfeet Nation. Learn why this area is considered sacred by the Blackfeet as you hike along the shore of Two Medicine Lake and past the iconic Mt. Sinopah. Mid-afternoon, drive north and cross the border into Canada. Check into your beautiful mountain lodge, situated on the edge of Upper Waterton Lake.

    Accommodation: Prince of Wales Hotel

    Located on a bluff overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, the Prince of Wales Hotel offers magnificent mountain views and classically elegant accommodations. The iconic Canadian hotel features panoramic views of Waterton Lakes National Park, complimentary WiFi, a gift shop, traditional afternoon tea, and several dining options including the Royal Steward Dining Room which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/7 miles hiking with 700' elevation gain

    Transportation: 4-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Waterton Lake Area

    Day 5

    Embark on a hike around Bertha Lake today, offering stunning alpine vistas along the way. Begin with a gentle ascent to Lower Bertha Falls. Enjoy the view of the lake and surrounding area, then embark on switchbacks to Upper Bertha Falls, and then to Bertha Lake for a 2.5-mile loop around the aquamarine waters. After returning to your hotel this afternoon, you will have free time to enjoy the view at your leisure.

    Accommodation: Prince of Wales Hotel

    Located on a bluff overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, the Prince of Wales Hotel offers magnificent mountain views and classically elegant accommodations. The iconic Canadian hotel features panoramic views of Waterton Lakes National Park, complimentary WiFi, a gift shop, traditional afternoon tea, and several dining options including the Royal Steward Dining Room which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Activity: 5-7 hours / 7 miles hiking with 1,500' elevation gain

    Transportation: Two 10-minute private van transfers

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Experience Going-to-the-Sun Road & Lake McDonald

    Day 6

    Check out and return to Glacier National Park this morning via the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the most celebrated roads in the U.S. An engineering marvel, the road took 35 years to complete. Marvel at the spine-tingling scenery and stop at Logan Pass (6,646'), atop the Continental Divide. Break for a forested hike in the Lake McDonald area of the park, then check in to the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Gather with your guide and fellow adventurers this evening for a farewell dinner.

    Accommodation: Lodge at Whitefish Lake

    The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, only minutes from downtown Whitefish, is located on the shore of the pristine Whitefish Lake. The full-service resort offers the feel of a grand lodge combined with all the modern conveniences and warm Montana hospitality. The lodge features a variety of accommodations, yet all are beautifully appointed with fireplaces and luxury furnishings. The Boat Club Restaurant delights with fine dining and breathtaking lake views.

    Activity: 3-4 hours / 3-5-miles hiking with 200'-400' elevation gain

    Transportation: 3-4-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart Kalispell

    Day 7

    Following breakfast at the hotel, take a 30-minute transfer to the airport and depart.

    Transportation: 30-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Montana Glacier National Park Hiking Adventure

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Experience the best of this mountain paradise, with glacial moraines, hanging valleys, alpine tundra, jagged peaks, and permanent snowfields.

Reason #02

Follow top-notch guides as they share their passion and in-depth knowledge of this remote and expansive alpine region.

Reason #03

Cross the border and enjoy Glacier's sister park, Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park; few itineraries get you to both parks!

Meet your guides

Khriss Urban

Khriss Urban

For over 20 years, Khriss has been leading adventure tours across the US and Canada. Patient and enthusiastic, he enjoys showing others the awe-inspiring natural world as much as he loves discovering its wonders for himself. As a Southwest expert, keen adventurer, and historian, Khriss is a great storyteller who loves spending evenings around the campfire or dinner table sharing travel tales and making new friends.

Joel Clark

Joel Clark

Never without his old battered hat, given to him by his grandfather, Joel Clark has an addiction to the wide open spaces of the West. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and charted his own cross-country trek across the Mojave Desert totaling some 8,000 miles. Joel is an experienced guide, leading adventure tours and horse riding expeditions through the canyon lands of Southern Utah for nearly 10 years. When he gets out his guitar around the campfire, bring a handkerchief because you're going to hear some soulful old cowboy songs.

Rachel Frampton

Rachel Frampton

Rachel began her guiding career in 1994, and has led trips throughout the US Southwest and the Canadian Rockies for the past 10 years. Rachel is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and her favorite pursuits are hiking, mountain biking, and white-water rafting. When Rachel is not on the road leading adventures she can be found relaxing in Bali, surfing, doing yoga and rejuvenating.

Activities

Moderate to strenuous hiking on rocky paths, covering 6 to 9 miles per day at 1,500' to 8,850' elevation. Exciting paddling on Class I to Class III whitewater rapids, fun for beginners and experienced rafters alike.

Lodging

Modern and historic three-star lodges with comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities in five-star alpine settings.

Climate

Expect sunny days in June, July, and August with temps in the 60s to 80s; nighttime temperatures can drop into the 40s. Always be prepared for rain showers.

FAQ

How close can I get to wild animals in the National Parks?

You should stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from other large mammals.

What kind of physical shape do I need to be in for this trip?

Regular exercise before any outdoors trip will add to your enjoyment, but this trip is geared towards anyone in good health and an active lifestyle.

What wildlife do you typically see?

We often see bison, moose, elk, mule deer, coyotes, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles throughout the year. Each new season brings a wide variety of mammal and birds species and on any given day

2022

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 11 - 17, 2022
    $4,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$1,795 single supplement
    Available
  • Aug 16 - 22, 2022
    $4,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$1,795 single supplement
    Available
  • Aug 23 - 29, 2022
    $4,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$1,795 single supplement
    Available
  • Sep 13 - 19, 2022
    $4,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$1,795 single supplement
    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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